Simian Spring

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Diddy Kong doing the Simian Spring

Simian Spring is a special ability used by Diddy Kong from a Diddy Pad in Donkey Kong 64. Diddy can learn this ability after buying a potion from Cranky's Lab in Frantic Factory for seven Banana Bunch Coins.

When Diddy is standing on a Diddy Pad, the player can press Z Button to make him spring off the ground with his tail and perform a high jump, allowing him to reach higher areas.

The scientific name of Simian Spring is Leapus Largium, a play on the words "Leap" and "Large".

The Simian Spring is one of three Cranky Kong moves that are not actually required to beat Donkey Kong 64, as it is not required in Hideout Helm or Diddy's section of the final battle against King K. Rool, nor is it required to rescue Tiny Kong or majorly advance in any level. The other two are Baboon Balloon and Strong Kong, which must be purchased anyway so that the OrangStand Sprint and Gorilla Grab can be unlocked.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプリングテール
Supuringu Tēru
Spring Tail

French Saut Simiesque
Simian Jump